CCS Wire

In California, the public utilities commission (CPUC) has refused a proposal by Hydrogen Energy to load up to $30M of development costs for the Carson IGCC demo project on to customers in its area. Though supporting CCS as a concept, CPUC suggests that the “costs and risks” be shared amongt it and other utilities in… » read more

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European Commission plans to allocated unspent EU money on new energy infrastructure and technologies are supported by Eurelectric, the power industry trade association, in position paper posted on-line today. See latest news section on http://www.eurelectric.org/ home page.

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Platts’ 3rd annual European CCS conference takes place at the Hilton in Brussels next week. The event is all-day Thursday and Friday until lunchtime. I should have posted this link to the details page way back; sorry. I’m told there a few places left (though at commerical rates for a commericial conference!). Usually the content… » read more

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There’s to be another panel debate in the European Parliament, this time on Wednesday 25 February from 6.30pm. The event is a part of the Comment: Visions series, organised by European Voice and Euronews and supported by Shell, and will reflect on progress made and changing circumstances in the EU CCS world since a similar… » read more

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This Reuters wire published yesterday is based on official country-by-country plant data available here. The document is compliled from reports submitted by EU member states to the European Commission according to the 2001 Large Combustion Plant Directive. A 1-page graphical summary of the data is here. Knowing in detail where and when highly polluting installations… » read more

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Article in The (London) Times, 11 February 2009. “National Grid is drawing up plans for a new business unit that will pipe carbon dioxide emissions from UK power stations for storage in geological formations beneath the North Sea, The Times has learnt. National Grid believes the business, dubbed National Grid Carbon, can play a major… » read more

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This story caught my eye. Two points to note: (1) The UK-based CCS Journal posts many of its news items on-line and these are (like CCS Wire) available by RSS; (ii) re the story itself, the Trondhiem Lab Network (so called ECCSEL, pronouced “excel”?) certainly looks like a significant undertaking is being set up. However,… » read more

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The Commission expects to adopt rules for using up to 300M ETS allowances to aid demonstration of CCS and new innovative renewable energy technologies by the end of this year, accordingly to unofficial notes circulated recently between officials and posted here. In a cover note and time schedule, DG Environment outline its process and time-lines… » read more

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The European Pollutant Emissions Register yesterday posted a new data layer that allows the register’s contents to be viewed in Google Earth. This new software combination allows site-by-site pollution data, both for ‘greenhouse gases’ and ‘classical pollutants’, to be viewed dynamically against maps, satellite and aerial photographic imagery. So far, it seems, neither the EEA… » read more

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